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Friday,  May 18  2018
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Shows this weekend

Sam Ching gets today started with his exceptional 1/144 MiG-15 Attack HobbyThis tiny MiG is finished in North Korean markings complete with a great looking camo.  Sam has some great looking smaller scale modeds on ARC and I'm pleased to see this one on ARC as well.

Phil (Flip) Marchese is here with something different and quite pleasant today.  This is his 1/16 Fador 1909 EMF 3 in 1 with some skillful upgrades.  It is very cool to see these older car models on ARC. 

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  May 17  2018
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No update today.  My wife are heading out of town for the day.

Wednesday,
May 16  2018

Dambusters Raid - RAF bombing of Ruhr Valley Dams 

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Dragan Cvetic rescribed all the panel lines on his 1/72 Heller Mirage 2000b before giving the cockpit a full detailing.  The attractive camo is for a French Air Force jet with a drop tank and very subtle weathering.  I love the camo on this one.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-21-BD3-60 early-pylons from Zactomodels.  These early style 'heavy duty' pylons provide highly detailed corrected pylons for the 1/32 MiG-21 kit.  Detailed mechanisms are included on the undersides of each pylon.  Each set includes 4 pylons and optional brackets that can be posed in a variety of different configurations.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Curtiss P-40 B/C - US version - Browning .30 cal and US type Pitot Tube from Master.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  May 15  2018
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Straker65 has done an exceptional job detailing and weathering his 1/72 Tamiya F4D-1 Skyray.  Straker65 combined scratchbuilt detailing with aftermarket detail items to give his tiny 1/72 jet a level of detail that is quite amazing to see.  Enjoy the photos.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Ju-52 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  May 14  2018
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  • Clash at Chelyabinsk station between Hungarian POWs heading west to be repatriated and Czechoslovaks going east. Trotsky orders the arrest of the Czechoslovak Legion, but they revolt and seize several towns along the Transiberian RailwayDetails  May 14
  • Artillery bombardment of Paris.  Mar 23 – Aug 7  Details
  • Allied forces occupy the Jordan Rift Valley.  Feb to Sept

Sertac Bayar is here with a double header.  These are his exceptional 1/32 Tamiya F-16C finished with added resin and photo etch and a very skillful painting and weathering job.  Sit back and enjoy these, both are a treat to see and I'm honoured to have them here on ARC.

Jens Gerber joins us from Germany with his exceptional 1/48 Dragon Ju 88 C6 Night Hunter.  Jens finished his Ju-88 with night fighter radar and markings for a aircraft that operated out of the Netherlands during 1944.  Jens does beautiful work and the job he did on the building, detailing and painting is amazing.  I loved seeing this one.

Here's a product article for the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small ShopThis Photo Etch Bending Tool is the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold.  Loaded with Features in a Tight little Package! Perfect for close-up work! Little bends are no problem when using the "Bug"!   


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Falanga 9M17P missiles from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 A6M5c Zero Type 52 Cowl Flaps (opened) from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  May 10  2018
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S K Loh is here with an historic Phantom.  This is his Showtime 111 from that fateful day 46 years ago.  SK started used the 1/144 Academy F-4E Phantom modified to a F-4J variant.  His article is a very interesting read and his model and in-flight diorama is the usual first class display we see from SK Loh.  Sit back and enjoy.

Thomas Brόckelt is here with something truly unique.  This is his 1/72 Unicraft Bombengleiter made from a resin kit.  This is a glider with a bomb that would be dropped from a "mother ship" and glide to the bomb release point.  A very interesting design that I guess falls into the Luft '46 category.  Thomas always builds some very interesting models that I love to see on ARC.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  May 9  2018
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Michael Phillips used a variety of aftermarket detail items to dress up his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A Adversary - Bad Kitty.  The spectacular camo scheme was from an aftermarket decal sheet and if you are building the 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A, then this article has some excellent advice for the build process to save you some grief.

Carmel J. Attard has done a remarkable job on his 1/72 Gavia Let-410 Turbolet.  Carmel finished it as a modern looking aircraft from the Slovak Republic Air Force using aftermarket decals.  Carmel's photos are first class all the way as usual.

Here's a product article for the Extra Foil for Nutter Set - 6" x 6" from The Small Shop.  This Foil for use with the Nutter & for Scratch Building!

Tuesday,  May 8  2018
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Dragan Cvetic has done a first class job on his very attractive blue camo 1/72 Special Hobby Mirage F-1.  Dragan added seatbelts to dress up the cockpit and finished it with Iranian markings using aftermarket decals.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Ju 87 Stuka Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  May 7  2018
No update today.  My wife arrived home yesterday after 9 weeks visiting family and I've been busy welcoming her back home. 

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Sunday,  May 6  2018
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Saturday,  May 5  2018

Mexico - Cinco De Mayo  

   Liberation Day in Netherlands  

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Friday,  May 4  2018
No update today.

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Shows this weekend

Thursday,  May 3  2018

Poland Constitution Day

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Rafi Ben Shahar has done a marvelous job finishing and weathering his  1/32 Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair.  Rafi was quite impressed with the quality and fit of this Tamiya kit  and I am impressed with the realism of his finished models.  I always enjoy seeing Rafi's latest model on ARC.

Waldek Pupar is here with the most amazing Su-25 you will ever see.  This is his 1/72 Kangam Su-25 wearing a very attractive digital camo and Ukrainian markings from an aftermarket decal sheet.  Waldek added a full weapons load and just the perfect amount of weathering.  WOW WOW WOW...I love the look of this Su-25.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 PBY-5A Catalina Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions This detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  May 2  2018
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Klaasjan Schuuring has very high praise for the 1/48 Great Wall Hobbies F-15DKlaasjan finished his Eagle as a US jet complete with weapons, droptanks and added scratchbuilt detailing.  The finished model is a joy to see.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with something very rare indeed.  This is his 1/72 Airfix Bristol Freighter Mk.31 modified with a resin set to make an RCAF machine complete with aftermarket decals for a Canadian aircraft.  Very cool indeed Shawn. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 AIM-9LM Sidewinder Missiles from Zactomodels.  Each sets includes 2 complete missiles with electrical umbilicals and seeker head covers.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Hawker Tempest Mk.V early - Hispano 20mm cannon barrels in fairings from Master.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  May 1  2018

May Day Labor Day

Anniversary of first engagement of 

Argentine Airforce Falklands War (1982)

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Waldek Pupar gets things started in style with his flawless 1/72 HobbyBoss Zero Fighter Type 52.  Waldek gave his Zero weathering to further show off the detail.  The finished model looks exceptional.

Carl Jarosz has done a first class job on his 1/144 Minicraft MD-82 airliner.  Carl used bare metal foil to accent the bare metal areas of his airliner with great effect.  I love the look of the finished model and Carl's article is a very good read.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-15 Flagon Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Apr 30  2018

Saigon fell, end of Vietnam Conflict  April 30 1975

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Dragan Cvetic had a grand time with excellent fit building the 1/72 Revell Hawk MK.53Dragan added seatbelts and HUDs to dress up the cockpit along with pitot tube and then chose the attractive jungle scheme of the Indonesian Air Force to finish this gem.  Lovely work Dragan.

Mike Muth has a passion for Great War aviation and today he presents his big and beautiful 1/32 Wingnut Wings Roland D VIb. Mike explains the building process as well as his well thought out technique for doing the rigging.  He has included many in-progress photos to show the lovely quality of this model.  The paint scheme is simply stunning.  Thanks for sharing Mike.  I love it.

Here's a product article for the 4"x4" Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist from The Small Shop.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Apr 29  2018
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Saturday,  Apr 28  2018
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Fri, Apr 27  2018

Sierra Leone Independence Day 

South Africa Freedom Day

Togo Independence Day

Netherlands King's Day

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Shows this weekend

Straker65 gets things started in grand style with his 1/72 Hobbyboss F4U-4 Corsair.  Straker65 dressed up the cockpit and lights with added detailing before giving his bent wing bird a full weathering job.  The finished model is a top notch replica of the real fighter.

Michael Phillips has done a stellar job building and finishing his 1/48 Kitty Hawk Su-22M4 Fitter-K - The Polish Lady.  This is not the easiest kit to build, but Michael breezed through it in style and ended up with a great looking jet in an attractive Polish camo scheme.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thur, Apr 26  2018

Israel Independence Day

Tanzania Union Day

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Waldek Pupar is here with a very special treat for you all.  This is beautiful 1/72 Revell P-51B Mustang in a very compilcated camo scheme and Swiss Air Force markings.  The Swiss Air Force flew a variety of aircraft and all of them look fantastic in the camo and red and white national markings.


Dragan Cvetic is here to mark the Israel Independence Day with his flawless looking 1/72 Xtrakit Gloster Meteor F.8Dragan upgraded the seatbelts, gun sight in the cockpit and added a new pitot tube to bring his model up to his usual high standards.  I quite enjoyed seeing his Meteor on ARC.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 AIM-9DGH Sidewinder Missiles from Zactomodels Each sets includes 2 complete missiles with electrical umbilicals and seeker head covers.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hawker Tempest Mk.II/V/VI and Hawker Fury/Sea Fury - Hispano Mk.V cannon barrel tips and Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-8 Crusader air intakes from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa / Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly Antennas from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wed, Apr 25  2018

Australia and New Zealand - ANZAC Day

Italy - End of WW2 1945

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Chris Parsons is here with a very special and dynamic 1/72 A model Beechcraft 1900 D that was presented to a co-worker as a retirement gift.  The base was signed by all the co-workers.  The model and base were beautifully done and the finished diorama is quite pleasing to see.  Well done Chris

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Canadair CL-215, CL-415 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions. This set is designed for the Heller/Italeri/Revell kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Apr 24  2018
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Monday,  Apr 23  2018

England - St. George's Day

Turkey National Independence and Children Day

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Graham Symmonds is here with a diorama all Star Trek OS fans will love.  This is his 1/15000 Doomsday Machine: “Gentlemen, I suggest you beam me aboard.” finished with lighting for the doomsday machine and battle damage for one of the ships.  I got a real kick out of seeing this diorama.

Ed Ellickson (TheRealMrEd) joins us with his eye catching 1/72 Hasegawa F-35B Marines.  Ed added a Multi-Mission Pod and built his F-35B with all the engine doors open, which looks great.  It's good to see this sharp looking USMC F-35 on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 2" Mini Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool  is the 2" Mini Hold and Fold


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Handley Page Victor wheels from Eduard Model Accessories.  This detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 A6M5c Zero Type 52 Exhaust resin set from QuickBoost.  This detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Apr 22  2018
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Saturday,  Apr 21  2018

United Kingdom - Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second 

Red Baron Manfred von Richtofen shot down 25 yr old (1918)

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Friday,  Apr 20  2018  
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Shows this weekend

Dietmar Carstensen is here with a masterpiece.  This is his 1/72 Revell Fairey Seafox with a large amount of scratchbuilt detailing to improve this older kit. Dietmar's extra effort and work certainly gave him a model to be proud of.  Enjoy the photos, this Fairey Seafox is exceptional, especially when displayed on it's water base. 

Osvaldo Carrasco is here from Chile with his 5th model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya F-16C in an aggressor scheme complete with beautiful weathering.  Osvaldo also added photo etch seat belts and RBF tags to complete the realism in his excellent F-16.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Apr 19  2018

  Battles of Lexington and Concord (1775)  

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Straker65 starts today with his 1/72 Hobbyboss MiG-15 / Jian Ji-2 wearing a very attractive looking Chinese camo scheme.  Straker65 added a resin cockpit set and finished off his MiG with aftermarket decals.  I love the camo scheme on this one.

Jens Gerber has chosen one of the most complicated camo scheme ever worn by an aircraft.  This is his  1/48 Dragon Ju 88 G 10.  Jens built his bomber out of the box and it is the painting and weathering that really make this model exceptional.  Enjoy his 25 photos....this is very impressive indeed.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mitsubishi F-2 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Apr 18  2018

Zimbabwe National Day

Doolittle Raid - U.S. bomb Tokyo (1942)  

P-38 mission to kill Yamamoto (1943)

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Waldek Pupar has done a stunning job on the very complicated camo scheme on his 1/72 HobbyBoss Morane Saulnier MS.406Waldek finished his fighter in Swiss markings complete with weathering.  Beautiful work Waldek.

Michael Phillips has done an impressive job on the 1/48 Revell Panavia Tornado IDS - Deutsche Tonka.  Michael added a resin ejection seats and then finished his Tornado  using aftermarket decals as a jet that flew in Afghanistan, complete with full weathering.  I love it.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Fulcrum C conversion from ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hawker Tempest Mk.V early - Hispano 20mm cannon barrels in fairings from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf-109F engine and fuselage guns from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Tuesday,  Apr 17  2018 

Syria Independence Day

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Patrick Vossenberg has done an exceptional job building and weathering the challenging 1/48 Classic Airframes F-5B.  Patrick rescribed the panel lines and then Patrick took on the task of finishing his F-5 in a faded and weathered Greek camo scheme.  No doubt about it, Patrick got this one looking perfect, which is impressive considering the fit of this kit.

Victor Rene Carlos has been busy scratchbuilding items on his 1/72 Hobby Boss HH-60H. Victor chose an excellent weapons configuration and gave his Seahawk a truly outstanding weathering job.  I love the look of his finished chopper.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch is for bending and folding PE parts. Complements the 8" Tool head Workstation (This item is included with the 8" tool).  


Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-51 Mustang Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Apr 16  2018 

Denmark Queen's Birthday 

No update today.

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Friday,  Apr 13  2018
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Shows this weekend

Mark L. Rossmann is here with a truly awesome article featuring four of his 1/48 P-47 Bubbletops.  Mark has included some great history about the development and design features of the P-47 and then he goes on to show you his four P-47.  He used the Hasegawa, Academy, Monogram and Tamiya kits from the ETO, PTO, MTO and CBI (China Burma India Theater) in markings that include noseart and national markings from USA, UK and France.  It doesn't get much better than this and as usual the build quality is top notch.  You can see more of Mark's great articles here on ARC by clicking the link at the bottom of his article.

Dragan Cvetic is here with his very attractive 1/144 Zvezda Sukhoi 100 Superjet in Aeroflot markings.  This is not the most perfect kit, but Dragan is a skilled modeller and his finished Russian airliner looks excellent.  I love the markings on this jet.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 TER (Triple Ejection Rack) from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 B5N1 Kate Exhaust resin set from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Apr 12  2018 

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. First Human In Space (1961)

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Jean-Charles Goddet has a passion for great looking camo and his model today is no exception.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas F-15C Aggressor as it appeared in 2014 using aftermarket decals.  I love the camo schemes Jean-Charles chooses for his models and you can see more of them by clicking the link at the bottom of his article.  Simply beautiful.

Jens Gerber is here with his very attractive 1/48 Eduard Bf 109 F Overtreese as seen in France in 1941.  Jens is very skilled with his airbrush and weathering and you will see that as you enjoy the photos of his 109.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly Control Levers from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Curtiss P-40 B/C Tomahawk II - British version - Browning .303 cal and British type Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Vickers Valiant Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Apr 11  2018
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Straker65 begins today in style with his beautifully finished 1/72 Hobbyboss Spitfire MKVb/TROP.  This Spit is built out of the box with some stunning weathering to give this tropical Spitfire a very realistic look.  I was quite impressed how nice this one turned out.


Dragan Cvetic has done a marvelous job finishing and weathering his  1/72 HMP IAI Nesher.  Dragan added seatbelts and a gun sight to upgrade his Nesher and then finished it in the famous Israeli desert camo scheme.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-60 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Beaufighter Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SE.5a guns from  Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Apr 10  2018
No update today.

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Monday,  Apr 9  2018 

Portugal "Dia do Combatente" (The Fighter's Day)

Day of remembrance (La Lys Battle 1918)

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H. Davis Gandees is here with the first time on ARC with a very special 1/48 what-if fighter.  This is his article about Building a Hypothetical Grumman F8F Seacat.  The model is a radar equipped float plane fighter and Davis put quite a bit of thought into the design as you will learn when you read his article.  Welcome to ARC Davis....I love the work you did on your Seacat.


Michael Phillips is here in style with his stunning 1/48 Hasegawa A-4M Skyhawk - Diamondback 00.  Michael added an resin cockpit (which required a fair bit of work to fit) and then used aftermarket decals to finish his scooter as a bird from 1993.  He accurately captured the weathered look for his USMC jet.  This one is a beauty, enjoy the photos.


Here's a product article for the The Nutter Set - Scale Model Nuts & Rivets from The Small Shop.  This tool is the Nutter Set - Scale Model Nuts & Rivets.  The Nutter - A Revolution in Ultra Detailing! 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F6F Hellcat Seat without harness from SBS ModelThis set includes 2 seats.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-3 Orion Propellers with alignment tool from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk. XVI spoke wheels and paint masks from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Apr 8  2018
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Saturday,  Apr 7  2018
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Friday,  Apr 6  2018
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Shows this weekend

Marcelo Pachalian is here with his first model on ARC today.  This is his highly detailed and beautifully finished 1/32 Revell Westland LYNX HAS.3 wearing Royal Navy markings.  Marcelo too full advantage of the detailing possible in this big 1/32 kit and he has included 61 photos for you to enjoy.  Welcome to ARC Marcelo.


David Hanners has done a wonderful job on his big 1/48 X-15David lists all his modification in his article and I was quite impressed by the work he did on this stunning X-15. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Mosquito Seat with Safety Belts from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 B-25 Mitchell Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the HK Model kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MER (Multiple Ejector Rack) from Eduard Model Accessories.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Apr 5  2018
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Jens Gerber had a challenging time building the 1/48 AMK Aero L 29 Delphin.  Jens overcame the challenge to build it into a great looking model in it's bare metal finish.  I love the job he did on the bare metal finish and weathering.  I am impressed.


Tom Dziedzic has done a stunning job on the 1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire Vb.  Tom dressed up the cockpit with some Eduard photo etch then pulled it all together with a great looking camo and aftermarket decals for a Spit flown by a young Aussie  pilot.  It's a treat to see this Spit on ARC.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-73 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.

 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 SE.5a radiator for Wolseley Viper engine from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-1 Skyraider 20mm cannon barrels with flash hiders and Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 B-25 Mitchell Landing Lights from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the Monogram/Italeri/Accurate Miniatures.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Apr 4  2018 

Senegal Independence Day

No update today.  I've been focusing on getting my back sorted.

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Tuesday,  Apr 3  2018
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Greg Swanson starts today's update with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/32 Tamiya RF-4C with one heck of a sweet paint job that includes some painted. markings and a great weathering job.  Greg has a passion for 1/32 scale and you will see that in the photos of his Minnesota Air National Guard Phantom.

Sunel Tan has been bust scratchbuilding a few details to improve his 1/144 Minicraft C-130B.  Sunel scribed some of the panel lines and then gave it a Euro camo scheme and finished it with weathering and custom made markings for a Philippines Air Force Herc.  The end result is one sharp looking C-130.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 5 Inch from The Small Shop.  This product is a Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 5 Inch.  This tool is for bending and folding PE parts. Complements the 5 Speed Tool head Workstation (This item is included with the 5 Speed tool).


Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-7 Corsair II Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Sniper ATP (Advanced Targeting Pod) from Eduard Model Accessories.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Apr 2  2018 

Falklands War Anniversary

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No update today.  I pulled a small muscle in my back a few days ago and have been dealing with some very sobering back pain.

Sunday,  Apr 1  2018 

Canada - RCAF Birthday

United Kingdom  - RAF Birthday 

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USA Nats 2016


ARC Groupbuilds

USN Legacy squadron Group Build - July 2017 to Jan 2018

Canada 150 Group Build Group Build - July 2017 to Jan 2018

MiG/ Mil  & Sukhoi Killer Group Build - Jan 1 2018 to July 1 2018

Shelf Queens Part II Group Build - Jan 1 2018 to July 1 2018

Model Shows

Branson, MO, May 19, 2018, Region 5 Contest: MOSS CON 2018

Louisville, KY, May 19, 2018, Military Modelers Club of Louisville

Bethany, OK, June 9, 2018, SoonerCon 2018

El Cajon (San Diego), CA,June 9, 2018, IPMS Region 8 Contest and Swap Meet

Overland Park, KS, June 9, 2018, IPMS Region 8 Contest and Swap Meet

Robins AFB, GA, June 9, 2018, SCOTTCON 2018

Sharon, PA, June 16, 2018, SVASM SUMMER FREE SWAP MEET

Crystal Lake, IL, June 16, 2018, NIMCON 7

Columbia, SC, June 22, 2018, IPMS/Mid-Carolina Local contest/AMPS Wildcats Local Contest

Chehalis, OR, June 23, 2018, Billetproof NW Model Car Contest

Havelock, NC, July 14, 2018, DownEastCon 2018

Spring, TX, July 21, 2018, HAMS Annual Model Show and Contest

Phoenix, AZ, Aug 1, 2018, IPMS/USA National Convention 2018

Huntsville, AL, Aug 25, 2018, 42nd Annual Model Show

Arlington, TX, Sept 8, 2018, SuperCon 2018

Inman, SC, Sept 14, 2018, IPMS Region 12 Regional Convention and Contest

Leavenworth, KS, Sept 15, 2018, Leavenworth Model show

Carlisle, PA, Sept 15, 2018, PennCon2018

Clackamas, OR, Sept 22, 2018,OMS Fall Show

livonia, MI, Oct 6, 2018, Can Am Challenge

Wausau, WI, Oct 13, 2018, The Glue Crew 2018 Model Contest and Swap Meet

Manchester, NH, Oct 21, 2018, Granitecon XXVI

Inver Grove Heights, MN, Sept 28, 2019, NordicCon 2019

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Aircraft Resource Center (ARC Air) is a scale modelling website devoted to all types of scale aircraft modelling.....from Biplanes, Props, Jets and Spacecraft.....real or fictional.  On this site you will find............ 

  • over 14,000 model gallery articles 

  • over 1,000 walkarounds containing thousands of detail photos

  • over 200 Tools n Tips article with helpful techniques to build better models

  • An active and friendly Aircraft Modelling discussion boards with almost 14,000 members

  • Group builds including most aircraft types

  • Over 6000 product reviews

  • And a family of helpful modellers from dozens of countries all around the planet

ARC Air first opened in November 15, 1999